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Internship

We know that our future success depends on attracting young specialists and we invest substantial amounts in their professional development.

Internships at GBLP provide fourth and fifth year students and graduates with an excellent opportunity to see how the firm works internally, try working in a real law business within an international firm and get to know our clients’ businesses.

If you have recently graduated or are in your final year at university, you have a good chance of starting a career with GBLP. Here you will gain experience of working in a major international firm and of interacting with the many big Russian and international companies that are our clients.

A GBLP internship usually involves a 2-4 month project for a full working day. Depending on your knowledge and experience, the internship may be paid or unpaid. In the first case, you will work actively on client projects and thus make a real contribution to the firm’s business.

Interns are usually attached to a specific group of lawyers, who help them acquire the necessary knowledge and experience. The projects in which GBLP interns are involved are varied, requiring considerable responsibility and fulfilment of increasingly complex tasks. Helpful colleagues are always on hand to share their experience and knowledge.

We are looking for fourth and fifth year law faculty students who:

  • have achieved outstanding results in their studies
  • can think analytically and creatively
  • strive towards professional growth
  • have a good knowledge of spoken and written English
  • are able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • are prepared for active work
  • can work a full day

We have internship vacancies not only in the legal department, but also marketing, finances and accounts.

By joining our firm, you will receive invaluable experience of working in a law firm and an opportunity to learn from true professionals. The best interns have a chance of remaining with Goltsblat BLP and building a successful career.

If you would like to be an intern at GBLP, send us your CV and a cover letter to: hr@gblplaw.com. You will be entered in our database, which we use regularly to engage specialists for current projects. Share our success - you will gain invaluable experience of working on major projects for Russian and international clients and acquire skills and knowledge from leading lawyers from Russia and the UK.

Dmitriy KuptsovParalegal

To tell the truth, I didn’t think I really had a chance of getting a GBLP internship - I was virtually sure my knowledge and skills weren’t up to working for the firm.

To start with, it was, indeed, difficult - you don’t understand right away what and how to do things, comprehend the essence of the what you are asked to do, or what result the boss is looking for. This is probably due to the new information overload, the absolutely new and unfamiliar way of working, which in essence has little in common with what you did previously at university.

I can now state confidently that being a GBLP intern shows the work of a huge international law firm from within, how lawyers work and interact, what service standards are required by clients, and which projects are handled by the different practices. It is important that you don’t need to stay in the practice where you are actually an intern! There is always an opportunity to move around if you can show you have the necessary skills.

Interns naturally experience some difficulties but the lawyers are always ready to help, which is really valuable. You can always ask someone for help or advice. We have a really friendly team of both colleagues and interns. You can’t imagine how important this is. After all, for many of us this is our first experience of working in such a high level firm and support from professionals allows us to obtain the most vital knowledge, skills and experience.

We are all trying very hard now to give a good impression and have a chance of staying with the company. After finishing my internship, I hope to be offered a paralegal position and become a member of the professional GBLP team.


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